NEW YORK: Dan Klores, whose client Sean "Puffy" Combs earlier this
year underwent a much-publicized name-change, has just established a
fresh identity for himself. The president of Dan Klores Communications
(DKC) is now a partner in Isay, Klores, Prince (IKP), a corporate
strategic communications and political consulting boutique launched last
IKP's first big piece of business is Andrew Cuomo's New York
gubernatorial campaign. The new firm will also do crisis communications
work for Cantor Fitzgerald, which contracted with Klores and Morris,
Carrick & Guma (MCG) in October.
Collaborating with Klores on the new venture are Democratic strategists
Josh Isay and Jonathan Prince. Isay, who spent the last year with MCG,
will run the day-to-day operations of Cuomo's campaign, hoping to repeat
the success he had while helming Chuck Schumer's 1998 Senate campaign.
Prince, a former White House senior advisor under Bill Clinton, also
advised Hillary Clinton's Senate bid.
Klores said IKP will operate as an independent entity, reporting
"The more the publicity element required by a client, the more it will
go to DKC," he said. "The more advice, strategy and counsel it needs,
the more it will go to IKP."